Jens Pedersen, Denmark, 2013
16 min.DK/DocumentaryChildren's films
Layla hasn't seen her mother for four years. Her father was killed in the war and poverty landed Layla in a Kabul orphanage. She is happy to be there, because she gets to go to school and play music, which she loves. Then she gets a message that her mother is coming to visit. Layla is worried that her mother wants to take her back to the village and marry her off.
The film is one of five short films in "Faith Hope Afghanistan", a series of portraits of Afghan children in Kabul and the ups and downs of life in the shadow of war.